Leading thinkers in the area of development discuss how ICTs could contribute to poverty reduction in developing countries, now and in the future.
Convened by Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Michael Spence, in collaboration with Randy Spence and the International Development Research Centre, the meeting will take place on September 23-24, 2009 at Harvard University.
9:00-10:30 Session1: Perspectives Moderator: Rohinton Medhora Welcome: David Malone, Amartya Sen, Michael Spence Summary of short messages provided in advance by participants Reactions: Michael Spence, Yochai Benkler
11:00-12:30 Session 2: First Salvos Moderator: Sabri Saidam Short presentations: Ronaldo Lemos, Anita Gurumurthy, Ophelia Mascarenhas, Lawrence Liang Moderator’s Thoughts, Open Discussion
14:00-15:30 Session 3: What Matters Most? Moderator: Yochai Benkler Short presentations: Clotilde Fonseca, Ineke Buskens, Ethan Zuckerman, Mike Best, Nancy Spence Moderator’s Thoughts, Open Discussion
16:00-17:30 Session 4: Can We Agree? Moderator: Michael Spence What I’ve heard: Yochai Benkler, Rohan Samarajiva, Hernan Galperin, Alison Gillwald, Bill Melody Moderator’s Thoughts, Open Discussion
Thursday September 24 09:00-10:30 Session 5: Knowledge Gaps Moderator: Randy Spence Perspectives: Sabri Saidam, Clotilde Fonseca, Laurent Elder, Mike Best, Onno Purbo Moderator’s Thoughts, Open Discussion
11:00-12:30 Session 6: In Sum Moderators: Michael Clarke Panel of Session Moderators: Rohinton Medhora, Sabri Sadam, Yochai Benkler, Michael Spence, Amartya Sen, Michael Clark Interventions, consolidated views, messages